Cosmos

Grand Tour of Britain & Ireland (9050) - 2014 / 2015

18 Day Tour from London to London


Grand Tour of Britain & Ireland
The Edinburgh Castle dominating the skyline of Edinburgh, Scotland
The Edinburgh Castle dominating the skyline of Edinburgh, Scotland
Marvel at the architecture of the infamous Big Ben in London
The Ring of Kerry is located in County Kerry, Ireland
Pomp-and-ceremony in London
View the Ring of Kerry in southwest Ireland
Glasgow, Scotland
Atop the famous Edinburgh rock, the Edinburgh Castle provides panoramic views
Buckingham Palace in London
Blarney Castle and the Stone of Eloquence
TOUR FOR 8+ PEOPLE

Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be available. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; you can use our online currency converter for exchange rate information.

Welsh Evening at Cardiff Castle Cardiff Castle was the home to one of the richest men of his era, the 3rd Marquess of Bute; the opulence is breath-taking. After your tour of the castle, enjoy an unforgettable evening of Welsh hospitality in historic surroundings. You are treated to the very best of Welsh food, entertainment and the warmest of welcomes from your hosts. Traditionally costumed characters perform popular Welsh songs and invite you to join in the fun.

Approximate value: £64 GBP per person


Jaunting Car Ride through the National Park When visiting Killarney, a jaunting car ride should not be missed! Your "jarvey" will pick you up at the hotel and take you along Killarney National Park, Deer Park and on to Ross Castle on the shores of Lough Lein. There is time to take photographs of the restored 15th century castle in picture perfect setting, before taking a different route back to your hotel. All along the way, the driver will regale you with stories, anecdotes and local gossip.

Approximate value: £11 GBP per person


Killarney Pub Evening Discover Irish pub culture on this pre-dinner excursion. A scenic drive will take you to a traditional inn where live music is played. Join the locals in a bit of 'craic' while you enjoy two drinks of your choice and listen to some typical Irish music and songs.

Approximate value: £28 GBP per person


Guinness Storehouse Visit & Supper Located in the heart of the St James's Gate Brewery, the Guinness Storehouse, a former fermentation plant, has been remodeled into the shape of a giant pint of Guinness. This visit will teach you everything about the world famous beer: from how Guinness is made, to the ancient craft of barrel making in the cooperage. The highlight is the 7th floor Gravity Bar, where you will sample a pint of "the black stuff" and enjoy the breathtaking views across Dublin City. Round the evening off with an excellent buffet dinner with wine.

Approximate value: £58 GBP per person


Liverpool Evening City Tour On this lively, informative city tour your Local Guide introduces you to this incredibly vibrant city. Hear why Liverpool was recently European City of Culture, and is renowned for its glorious maritime history, musical heritage, two of the Premier League's biggest soccer teams and two majestically different cathedrals. See some of the greatest 19th century civic buildings, discover the Cavern and where John, Paul, George and Ringo grew up.

Approximate value: £21 GBP per person


Royal Yacht Britannia Excursion & Dinner Having served royalty and prime ministers and hosted presidents, the last commissioned royal yacht offers a rare opportunity to explore areas not normally seen on a conventional visit to a royal residence; from the bridge through the private and state apartments, from the officer and crew quarters to the engine room. After the visit, you will dine at a fine local restaurant.

Approximate value: £56 GBP per person


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